Tata Motors launches hybrid, electric buses

Pune, Jan 25 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Wednesday launched a range of hybrid and electric buses — Starbus Electric 9m, Starbus Electric 12m and Starbus Hybrid 12m — at its Pune facility.

The company said the hybrid and electric buses have been designed, developed and powered by alternate fuels, to meet the current and future passenger transportation needs of Smart Cities.

“Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of innovation providing products and mobility solutions catering to discerning needs of the society,” the company said in a statement.

“Taking a leap, the company also showcased the country’s first fuel cell bus (12m), LNG (liquefied natural gas) powered bus (12m), and 18m articulated bus.”

Currently, Tata Motors designs, develops and manufacturers its buses in Pune, Dharwad, Pantnagar and Lucknow.

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs 2,75,561 crore ($41.6 billion) in 2015-16.

–IANS

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